January 10, 2014 / 11:47 AM / 5 years ago

Central African Republic president Djotodia resigns at summit - statement

Central African Republic's President Michel Djotodia sits during a conference in Bangui December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Herve Serefio

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) - Central African Republic’s interim President Michel Djotodia has resigned, according to a statement issued after a two-day summit in neighbouring Chad.

Talks to decide a new leadership will take place in Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital, at a later date, the statement said.

Regional leaders had put pressure on Djotodia to step down after he failed to halt months of inter-religious violence that has forced 1 million people from their homes.

Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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